Date of Award

Spring 2022

Document Type



Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership

Primary Advisor

Dr. William Hahn


The stock market is influenced by many outside factors around the world. Stock prices change every single day and there are many factors that cause this. This paper is structured as an extended literature review analyzing previous literature on the topic of politics and the stock market. There are six specific types of political decisions and world events analyzed to determine the effect on the stock market. The following topics are political elections, the presidential impact, tariffs, war, the pandemic, and tax cuts. Stock market data is gathered before and after the event takes place to understand the effects on the market. Finally, this paper will use the data to suggest whether or not political and world events impact the market. It will also suggest the possibility to predict the market based on the effects of the events.